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2020 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

  • Producer
    Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
  • Region
  • Sub Region
    Aloxe Corton
  • Importer Label
    Australia – Vintage & Vine
  • Size

Pierre-Yves Colin is the eldest son of the famed Marc Colin. After working as the winemaker at his father’s domaine from 1994 to 2005, he established his own domaine from family vineyards he inherited from his family.

Since that time, he has rapidly become a star in the Cote de Beaune and is now considered one of Burgundy’s top producers. His choice to use larger demi-muid barrels and eschew the use of battonnage, makes each one of his bottlings a clear expression of its terroir and a study in mineral-driven Chardonnay.
As scary as it may seem, with each new vintage his wines seem to get better and better. This is not only one of the top domaines in Chassagne, this is one of the great winemakers and domaines in the world.

Tasting Notes

93-95 Points Allen Meadows
(the proportions have changed again and in 2020 this is 100% from Les Languettes in Aloxe). Subtle wood influence is present on the cool, airy and extremely pretty aromas of green apple, citrus zest and plenty of floral nuances. The rich, delicious and concentrated medium-bodied flavors also exude evident minerality on the tautly muscular though not rustic, clean, dry and tightly wound finale. This is also built-to-age and a wine that will need at least a decade of patience if you wish to see it at its peak. Drink: 2030+

93-95 Points Wine Advocate
A blend based on Aloxe-Corton climat Les Languettes, complemented by some 20% fruit from Pernand-Vergelesses, Colin’s 2020 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru was bought as grapes and pressed in house. Revealing aromas of pear, orange oil, freshly baked bread, beeswax and smoke, along with a delicate top note of petrol, it’s full-bodied, ample and concentrated, with a charming, fleshy profile, lively acids and a long, saline finish.

2020 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru